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In order to achieve the highest levels of performance from your next generation SATA 6G drive, you will need a high performance SATA 6G bus to run the drive on. We choose GIGABYTE's P67A-UD5 since it offers more bandwidth than the Marvell SATA 6G implementation found on many X58 motherboards. Another option would be to use a high performance 6Gb/s RAID controller like the LSI 9260-8i.
Plextor was first to market with their new next generation SATA 6G SSD (the Crucial C300 was a previous generation), but they are the last to get a product in our hands. Now that we have the whole gamut of next gen controllers at our disposal, we can compare the PX-M2 to SandForce's SF-2200 and Crucial's m4 products and get a clear representation of where the Plextor drive sits.
ATTO Baseline Performance
Version and / or Patch Used: 2.34
ATTO is used by many disk manufacturers to determine the read and write speeds that will be presented to customers.
As expected, we found the Plextor PX-M2 performing at very high levels, but a little off from their quoted speeds. Our measurement showed read speeds of very close to 450MB/s and write speed around 315MB/s. With the drive already being brought to a steady state by the previous reviewer, we couldn't measure out of the box speeds which would have been a little higher than what we measured here.
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- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [Specifications, Pricing and Availability]
- Page 3 [The Packaging]
- Page 4 [The Plextor PX-M2 Series 256GB]
- Page 5 [Test System Setup and ATTO Baseline Performance]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - HD Tune Pro]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - AIDA64 Random Access Time]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - CrystalDiskMark]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks - PCMark Vantage Hard Disk Tests]
- Page 10 [PCMark Vantage - Drives with Data Testing]
- Page 11 [Benchmarks - AS SSD]
- Page 12 [Benchmarks - Passmark]
- Page 13 [Final Thoughts]
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